Resin composite material for dental bonding is capable of giving a natural appearance to the tooth after using the tooth filling and that’s why most people prefer this. Also after the procedure, no extra maintenance is required such as dental implants, dentures, and crowns. The regular oral routine like brushing 2-3 times in a day along with some flossing is sufficient. Also, you don’t need to change toothpaste and mouthwashes, just use ones that you are comfortable with. But for your information, dental bonding breaks in 5-7 years or early when you have some injuries, accidents, and if you make solid hard food, candy, too much caffeine/smoking and habits like biting nails, a part of your daily routine. But if you limit all these, then tooth filling may last for 10 years or more.
Who Should Undergo Dental Bonding?
- People who have spaces and small misalignment and uneven teeth shape.
- If your teeth are near to gum diseases.
- If you have yellow stains and you want to replace them with a white coating.
- Gaps because of tooth decay.
- If you have crooked teeth.
- Dental bonding also works as the best shelter for your roots.
What Are The Advantages Of Dental Bonding?
- Dental bonding procedures do not take a long time to do,you can go home on the same day.
- Tooth filling for gaps isn’t costly when compared with veneers and crowns.
- It is not harmful and almost safe for the teeth.
- It can alter the intense stains and discoloured teeth and make it look natural just like the other teeth.
- Very effective for frontal teeth filling.
- The procedure is not complex and sometimes it doesn’t require the use of anesthesia.
- It makes teeth free from cavities.
- Removes the tooth unevenness and curviness and makes it sharp and straight.
- Only a small part of tooth enamel is removed.
- Treatment is non-invasiv
What Are The Disadvantages Of Dental Bonding?
- Dental bonding is not as strong, durable, and sustainable as dental veneers.
- Tooth staining may start after 1-2 years of tooth filling.
- It is not an excellent absorbent and highly porous.
- Cannot stay intact with hard foods.
- Dental bonding doesn’t cope up with multiple teeth.
- Allergy because of tooth filling is rare but still 1-2% chances are there.
- Sensitive towards cracking and chipping.
- As this is for temporary use only, after 2-10 years you have to spend money on this procedure again.
Dental Bonding Procedure
- If the decayed tooth gap filling is in the process then the dentist may use local anaesthesia otherwise, he/she may skip it. 80-90% of the process will be painless and easy.
- In the beginning, the dentist will choose a shade of durable resin composite that is similar to your natural teeth colour.
- By scratching the tooth surface, the dentist will roughen it, then a layer of conditioning liquid will be applied. Liquid helps the bonding to firmly attach with the teeth.
- Composite resin will be fixed and eventually harden with ultraviolet or laser light.
- Proper sharpening of the tooth will be done after that.
- The entire procedure of dental bonding takes 25-60 mins.
Before And After The Dental Bonding
- In your first consultation, the dentist will deeply check your oral health if you are suffering from extreme tooth decay, bruxism, gum diseases, and multiple teeth are damaged then the dentist may suggest dental veneers.
- If the tiny portion of tooth/teeth is harmed then the doctor will give you whole information about the procedure, risks, benefits, cost, and duration.
- Ask the doctor whether anaesthesia will be required or not, if yes, then don’t eat 5-6 hours before the procedure. If you have any last-minute questions then come 15-20 mins early before the procedure. If you want practical answers, then request a dentist to explain to you everything in the slide/projector.
- After dental bonding, treated tooth/teeth will give you weird vibes but don’t worry, it will normalize eventually.
- Do not open soda bottle/ can caps and food wrappers with the teeth.
- Do not chew pen caps.
- Do not bite your nails.
- Avoiding drinking caffeine-containing tea, coffee, energy drinks, and soft drinks for a week.
- Quit smoking and alcohol consumption.
- Buy soft or semi-soft food from the grocery stores.
- Avoid eating ice, chips, dry cereal or granola, jerky snacks, chicken wings, etc.
- Follow a strict oral hygiene routine brush 2-3 times a day followed by some floss also.
Home Remedies For Dental Bonding
- Aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprofen, anyone over-the-counter pain killer of your choice.
- Add some salt and baking powder in water and rinse your mouth with that.
- Use a piece of wax paraffin to protect your lips, cheeks, and tongue.
- Temparin and dentemp help to fix exposed cracks/chips.
Cost Of Dental Bonding
The cost of dental bonding varies widely depending on how much the tooth is impacted.
Simple dental bonding usually lands anywhere between $300-$600 per tooth, maybe also depends on anesthesia, if it is used. However, the cost of inlays or indirect dental bonding is more approximately $700-$1400 per tooth. Where you live can also impact how much you pay for the procedure, as many services are made on the basis of area.
1.Difference between dental bonding or dental veneers?
|Dental bonding VS Dental Veneer|
|It is a resin composite material and a little delicate.||It is made up of porcelain and shape is like shells, also it is strong.|
|The treatment process is rapid.||The treatment process is slow-moving|
|Less effective in making teeth stain-free||More effective in making teeth stain-free.|
|It lasts for 4-8 years||Lasts for 12-15 years or more.|
|It is very useful for curing 2-3 teeth||It is very useful for curing multiple teeth.|
|Cost is somewhere between $300-$1400.||More expensive Cost is somewhere between $800-$2500|
2.Does insurance cover dental bonding?
The insurance company probably doesn’t cover the cost of dental bonding, if teeth haven’t gone through:
- Traumatic injuries
- Major accidents
- Naturally grown with gaps or cracks
- Financially unstable
All the above-mentioned circumstances mostly cover medical insurances but having a word with an insurance provider is a wise thing to do.
3.How many visits will tooth bonding take?
Only one visit is more than after your first consultation as this is an in-office procedure, the process will take 25-60 mins.
4.What’s recovery time of dental bonding?
As it is a very quick tooth filling treatment, there is no recovery period and you just have to take some precautions and necessary aftercare.
5.Which treatment should be done first, dental bonding or gum contouring?
Gum contouring should be done first because it helps in the reliving process besides, dental bonding gives a good shape and polish to the teeth, so should be kept for last.
6.Is it ok to go for dental bonding for posterior( behind teeth) gaps and cracks?
Yes, but it won’t fill the complete gap and if it does will not stay for a longer time still discuss with a periodontist about this. Generally, people go for frontal teeth bonding because they are visible while talking, smiling and showing expressions.